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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Packaging Operations Supervisor in Germany


Position Summary

In general, the Packaging Line Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of the packaging technician team, smooth running of packaging equipment, adherence to the production schedule and to ensure the packaging process meets cGMP requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the smooth and efficient running of packaging lines through competent and effective leadership of a team of packaging technicians within a cGMP environment.

  • Providing the packaging technician team with a clear sense of purpose within in their roles, coaching and delivering feedback back as required on a regular basis.

  • Ensuring packaging equipment and general area cleanliness is maintained to cGMP standards and that equipment maintenance is completed as per the schedule and to a high standard.

  • Investigating quality incidents thoroughly from the point of initial detection through to root cause analysis and corrective / preventative action implementation.

  • Generating written reports, when required, that summarizes investigations performed for out-of-specification results or out-of-procedure events.

  • Liaising across multiple departments ensuring both outbound and inbound communications are clear, timely and accurate.

  • Development of key process indicators to monitor packaging line performance, and a system of record for ongoing use and communication.

  • Promoting a pro-active attitude to removing roadblocks and creating a continuous improvement environment from which the packaging team can strive for excellence.

  • Ensuring adherence to procedures and practices and maintain compliance with applicable departmental, corporate, industrial standards and/or applicable health, safety and regulatory requirements of a competent regulatory body.

  • Ensuring a safe working environment for the team and working collaboratively with H&S department to achieve same.

  • Participate in regulatory and internal inspections/audits including providing written responses as applicable for area of responsibility.

  • Establishing a learning and development plan for the team to increase their capability to meet goals and objectives.

Key Requirements

  • Must be proactive, results oriented, and have strong attention to detail.

  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and the ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with personnel at all levels in a team environment.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with the ability to make structured decisions on a routine basis.

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire high performance in others and align team members around shared goals.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to motivate, guide, train, coach and develop department personnel.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of cGMPs, EU regulations, and industry guidelines highly preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

  • Must be flexible with working hours / shifts in order to accommodate the 24 hour, 7 day plant operation.

  • Bachelor's degree. Emphasis on Biology, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or closely related scientific / technical discipline is preferred.

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or EU regulated environment is required.

  • Equivalency: In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, candidate must have a vocation certification in a technical field, and a minimum of 4 years of related experience in a pharmaceutical, GMP, or EU regulated environment.

Req ID: 82602

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Manufacturing